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   Posted 7/31/2007 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
So it's coming up on my one year since my surgery. Lost the colon, got the bag. Told it might be temp at first, but looks like the bag and i could be hanging around for a while.
Just curious if anyone actually does special on the day they received their " gift".  (sigh)
I know my colon must be somewhere. I'd like to send it a card......." thanks for nothing".

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   Posted 7/31/2007 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Ha!!!!!!! Like congratu-frinking-lations? It's only been three months for me but I can't think of anything special I would want to do ... still trying to forget it!
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.

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   Posted 7/31/2007 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
been 7 months here.  on the 1 yr date i plan on being very intoxicated.  also happens to be newyears eve.  so, perfect timing!!  the whole world is celebrating with meeee eyes
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis

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   Posted 7/31/2007 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Ha again!!!!!!! I'll toast one (or a couple) for you on your 'special' day Matt! Clink!
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.

Glad Bag
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   Posted 7/31/2007 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
dear bag.....thanks for hanging around and taking all my sh@t over the last year......i know i never stop and neither do you....

i propose a toast as soon as i get home all of you and your bags!

Here's to never having to wonder again when they ask you at the store....paper or plastic?

uhh....plastic is fine thank you....
"All we need is is all we need"

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   Posted 7/31/2007 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a party for my stoma's birthday every year on a chat site I help run - how can I not appreciate something that gave me my life back?
I have had an ileostomy for 31 years now due to UC.
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I'm not a complete idiot - some parts of me are missing!

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   Posted 7/31/2007 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I got my stoma on my surgeon's birthday, so I gave her a card a year later thanking her! She still talks about how impressed she is that I remembered her birthday! How could I forget?!?

To my sick colon, wherever it may be, "Get well soon!"
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Pain-free, med-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)

vette guy
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   Posted 7/31/2007 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I celebrate every day for no longer being in pain!!!

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   Posted 8/3/2007 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
On my 1st year anniversary in March this year I was expecting to be totally depressed and was dredding it. Instead I got completely bladdered and had the neighbours knocking on our door at 1am telling us to turn the music down! It was the best night I'd had in ages!!


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   Posted 8/4/2007 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I think thats my plan. Get completely smashed and go back to the hospital and ask who is holding my colon.

Maybe see if the bakery could make a cake in the shape of a colon??

Sit down and look over some numbers trying to figure out to what i am saving in not buying nearly the amount of TP i had to buy before colon surgery.

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   Posted 8/5/2007 1:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeh, I do celebrate every year during my anniversary month - July.  And have done so since 1984!!!  Even if I don't pull out the party hats and whistles, I do spend a lot on groceries during that month.  ANYthing and EVERYthing I want.  That's just my little hoorah!!  I'm beyond missing the parts that aren't there anymore - all they did was cause me pain.  I'm pretty much pain-free, with a few episodes here and there, and can enjoy each day.  
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